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Hell’s Kitchen Comes to Town

This month, famously shouting chef Gordon Ramsey will open his fifth Las Vegas restaurant, this one themed after his hit reality TV series, Hell’s Kitchen. In addition to serving dishes featured on the show, the 300-seat restaurant — located Strip-side at Caesars Palace — will, according to its PR, be an “experiential destination.” With the kitchen at its center, the restaurant will reportedly let diners feel as if they’re on a TV set (excited italics ours), part of a show. caesars.com

Lotus of Siam Reopens in New Location

As of early last month, the beloved Thai joint Lotus of Siam is open again, now on East Flamingo Road. You’ll recall that chef Saipin Chutima’s original location — which has been James Bearded and Gourmet magazined into national prominence for its distinctive take on rich Northern Thai cooking — closed after suffering flood damage in September. Repairs are ongoing. 620 E. Flamingo Road, lotusofsiamlv.com

Kitchen Table Goes ’Burb to ’Burb

Residents of Spring Valley no longer need to trek to Henderson for Chef Javier Chavez’s upscale brunch dishes (pro tip: the pork-belly Benedict is worth the drive): His Kitchen Table restaurant has expanded. Kitchen Table Squared serves Chavez’s Euro-Latin-American cuisine in a 100-seat space in The Gramercy, a mixed-use development on West Russell Road, where it joins DW Bistro, and Pinches Tacos. The original Kitchen Table has been a Hendo hit since it opened last year. In fact, we’re going to stop writing these blurbs and go there now. 9205 W. Russell Road, 702-478-4782

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